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If you have malocclusion, or crooked teeth or a bad bite, Dr. Lynh Pham may recommend Invisalign® in Mesquite, Texas, to help you reach a straight smile. Invisalign is a set of aligners that is designed specifically for your smile. They are worn over the teeth for 20 to 22 hours a day to gently straighten the teeth. You will receive the next set of aligners to further your straightening treatment every week or two.

Having straight teeth has many advantages to you and your smile.

Better Dental Health
Red, inflamed gums can be the result of teeth that are too crowded or gapped. Unhealthy gums are a sign of gum disease. With straight teeth, the gums can fit more properly around the teeth.

Proper Oral Hygiene
Properly cleaning crooked teeth can be very tough. Plaque and food particles are often missed when the teeth aren’t properly aligned. Straight teeth are much easier to care for. In addition, cleaning your teeth is much easier with Invisalign than with braces, as Invisalign aligners are removable.

Overall Health
The teeth and mouth are the gateways to the health of your body. Some conditions in the mouth, like gum disease, are linked to conditions in the body. As a result, improved oral health leads to improved overall health. Straight, healthy teeth can also correct speech and chewing hardships, jaw issues, and eliminate unnatural wear on the tooth enamel.

We invite you to contact Smiley Dental Mesquite for more information about Invisalign and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist. We are excited to help you reach a straight, beautiful, healthy smile!